Degradable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications - 3 Day Course
To be scheduled
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $1,800 USD
Instructor: Dr. Bill Landis, Dr. Matt Becker, and Dr. Abraham Joy
This three-day course will have a lecture component and a laboratory component. The lectures will cover the synthesis, characterization and fabrication aspects of biodegradable polymers. In addition, the lectures will also cover the fundamentals of cell biology, cell-materials interactions, and tissue engineering in the context of biomaterials. The laboratory component will include cell seeding on scaffolds, electrospinning, polymer extruding, scaffold fabrication, and fundamental cell culture.
- Synthesis, Characterization and Fabrication:
- Synthesis of degradable biomaterials (condensation, ring opening)
- Characterization of degradable biomaterials
- Properties of degradable biomaterials including crystallinity, water uptake, protein adsorption, and degradation
- Measurement of mechanical properties of biomaterials
- Method for biomaterials fabrication including electrospinning, salt leaching, and solvent casting.
- Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering:
- Basic cell and extracellular matrix structure
- Function of the nucleus, cell cytoplasm, cytoskeletal elements, and cell membranes
- Cell-biomaterial surface interactions
- Analytical methods for characterizing cellular outputs – PCR, histology
- Biomaterials for tissue engineering applications
- Experimental Component:
- Cell seeding on scaffolds
- Polymer extruding
- Scaffold fabrication
- Fundamental cell culture